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My dog apparentle has swallowed a plastic bottle cap

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Hello my dog apparentle has swallowed a plastic bottle cap
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 3 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

Unfortunately this is a possible foreign body situation so it would be best to induce vomiting. If your dog ingested this within the last few hours then you can induce vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide 1 tsp per ten pounds then walk around to mix it in the stomach and agitate the lining. If no vomiting within 10-15 minutes it can be repeated once only in hopes of inducing vomiting.

Hopefully he will bring up the bottle cap but if he doesn't then I would advise a veterinary er exam to give stronger medications to bring it up and reduce risk of an obstruction and surgery

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 3 months ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses and fingers crossed your Boxer vomited the cap up! I am online another 30 minutes tonight if I can be of any further assistance to you both